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    Default Got Milk

    Went to a very interesting call yesterday morning. A single axle milk delivery truck rolled over on a black top road in our district. The call came in as a single vehicle rollover with injuries and was expecting to find a car or pickup when I arrived on scene. But what I saw gave new meaning to the phrase “Got Milk”.
    The delivery truck had run off the road (due to mechanical failure), struck a culvert, and rolled several times. I didn’t realize how many of those red crates a truck that size could hold. We had milk products every ware. The road was closed all day while workers cleaned up the area. At least the firemen had a healthy breakfast drink while waiting for the wrecker.
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    So, that explains the "Got Milk?" comment in another thread.....
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    When I was going to EMT school a long time ago, I stopped at a tanker rollover (noone their yet) on a back country road. Went to check on the driver found him ok....never thought what I was walking through or what he was carrying. On my way back to the car I noticed that it was milk. Then I thought about it, what if it was something else ?? After that I really do my scene survey and it began my obsessive interest in HAZMAT.
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    MORE foreigners!! And another Buckeye at that!

    CR, we GOTTA git that lock fixed!
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    80, too bad it wasn't a budweiser truck. About 15 minutes after word got out, it would have been all cleaned up and the road re opened.
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    ff7134 said
    On my way back to the car I noticed that it was milk. Then I thought about it, what if it was something else ?? After that I really do my scene survey and it began my obsessive interest in HAZMAT.
    That was my first thought when I arrived. It was dark and was not anything like I expected. The first thing I could see was the truck in the middle of the road and unidentifiable debris everywere. I had to stop for a second and wonder if I was way to close untill my eyes adjusted and realized what the truck was carrying.

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    80, too bad it wasn't a budweiser
    That is true Jack. They would have had to call out the national guard to secure that scene. Les thinks to hisself.....um wonder how many cases we could get on that engine?
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    "The name's 80. 80FIRE!
    I'll take mine shaken; not stirred."
    Get it? 80 responded to a milk shake!
    Jack; I have had the distinct pleasure of responding to a Budweiser truck rollover. After checking on the status of the driver(uninjured), we were high fiving. Some were crying. Kegs and cases as far as the eyes could see!
    Unfortunately, the state trooper, and a good friend already had the bill of lading. Knew exactly how many was on the truck.
    Then there was the time a truck wrecked hauling new Maytag washers and dryers.
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    I have the pictures back and will try to post them. Havn't tried this before se maybe it will work. The picture were taken before daylight and didn't turn out as well as expected. Hope they show up.

    This is all thats left of the truck. Not much metal support in a refrigerated truck body
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    Here is another showing some of the mess. Part of the truck bed is in uper left corner
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    This picture shows more milk. It was taken aprox 50 feet left of the last one. the rear axle of the truck is in very right side of picture. The truck is still further to the left. The pictures do not begin to show the mess. Note to self...save film for when sun comes up next time
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    The pictures look bad enough without the real thing being worse. Can you imagine what all that milk will smell like when it sours?
    We had a semi load of car parts - hoses, belts, wiper blades, etc. - wreck on the interstate one time. At least they didn't break. We just helped pick them up and threw them over the side of the bridge towards the remains of the truck.
    Had a train derail and dump a LOT of dog food in the middle of town. Ashley was real rank for several months after that. I'm glad I live 8 miles South of there and the wind blows the other direction during the summer.
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    Several years ago, I responded mutual aid to a neighboring department with our tanker to assist with a "spill". It was one of those warm and oppressivly humid nights, and upon our arrival we were met with this gawd awful stench wafting thru the air that lingered right at ground level. Our assignment was to drop our water and then myself and another FF went to assist with washing down the highway, which was slicker than teflon! As we got closer to the offending truck, we started noticing various items resembling animal skulls and long stringy things. It turns out that the truck was transporting animal and cattle entrails to an incinerator facility. The truck was traveling at 60 MPH with an uncovered trailer and had locked up his brakes to avoid rear ending a car that had cut him off, and the entrails spilled over the top of the trailer all over the highway. Took 4 hours to wash down and 5 truckloads of sand to get the traction back. It also took 4 washings to get the aroma out of the turnout gear.
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    now thats FRESH !!!!!!!!!!
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